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ITE Manitoba February Luncheon
February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm$15 – $26
The February meeting of the ITE Manitoba Section will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 starting at 12:00 PM.
The luncheon will be held at the Winnipeg Winter Club, at 200 River Avenue. Parking is provided south of the building, and is accessible from Harkness Avenue and from Bell Avenue (via Donald Street). The main building entrance is on the south side of the building. Our Meeting will take place in the Riverview Room.
The presenters this month are Keenan Patmore, M.Sc., P.Eng., and Karen Toews, CET from Manitoba Infrastructure.
Keenan is a Traffic Support Engineer with Manitoba Infrastructure responsible for work on a wide variety of transportation planning and engineering projects. Past work experience has included project work in conceptual design, road safety, active transportation, rural and urban traffic flow analysis, and traffic and travel monitoring. One of his core responsibilities with Manitoba Infrastructure over the past few years has been evaluating and reporting on posted speed limit reviews. This included authoring the new Guide for Setting Posted Speed Limits on Manitoba Roadways, completing technical analysis and reporting in response to speed limit change requests, and meeting with municipal councils and CAO’s to discuss the speed limit review process and recommendations.
Karen is the Manager of Roadside Development for Manitoba Infrastructure. The Roadside Development section is responsible for administering access and development permits adjacent to all provincial highways. They also review land development proposals adjacent to the provincial highway system and provide recommendations related to their compatibility with current and future highway system requirements.
Their presentation will be on changes to speed limit setting and the access permit process regulated by the Traffic and Transportation Modernization Act.
The Act came into effect in spring 2019 and makes significant changes to how traffic and transportation are regulated in Manitoba. Key changes include:
• Eliminating the Highway Traffic Board and modifying the process to request a speed limit change on a provincial highway.
• Allowing municipalities and local traffic authorities to set speed limits on municipal roads in their communities.
• Modifying the permit application process for access roads, signs, and structures.
The presentation will provide an overview of these changes and a detailed explanation about the new process.
When purchasing tickets online, the price of the luncheon is $26.00 for members and friends and $15.00 for students. Online registration and payment must be completed by 4:00 PM on Thursday, February 13, 2020.
If the online registration deadline is missed and space permits, the cost to pay at the door is $30.
Hope to see you there!
Rebecca Peterniak, M.Sc., P. Eng., RSP1
Secretary, ITE Manitoba Section